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New Year, New and Improved Services!

At Vets4Pets Ayrshire we are always looking for ways to improve our services, as well as add new services that will benefit our patients and clients alike. We know pets are family and appreciate the importance of giving them the best possible care whilst making the experience for our clients as seamless and convenient as it can be.

Finding February’s Flowers

Linda Brown Are you, like me, a galanthophile? If you are, this is just the right time of year to indulge in our shared passion. In case you don’t know what a galanthophile is (which I must confess, I didn’t until very recently), let me explain; a galanthophile is the proper term for a person…

A NEW AYRSHIRE GARDENING YEAR

The reaction from our friends and relatives to our announcement that we intended to move to a house with a much larger garden was not universally positive. True, I was the wrong side of sixty-five, I was struggling to make my allotment fully productive, and my back was not wholly reliable, but the allure of a good-sized garden without the time constraints of full-time work was irresistible.

WOODROSE VENISON

It’s not unusual to spot wild deer in Ayrshire, the iconic red deer, in particular, being perfectly at home in the county’s bountiful countryside. Drive through Mauchline, though, and you’re likely to see the native red deer in much greater numbers.
Ross Woodburn set up Woodrose Venison Farm in 2016. The first thing I do is clarify the company name.

FOREST BATHING AT BURNHOUSE BRAE WOOD

I love winter walks through the woods; they never fail to lift my spirits.
Research shows ‘forest bathing’ – immersing ourselves in nature, being among trees and taking time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of woodland – benefits our physical and mental health; lowering our blood pressure, boosting our immune system and helping us to hit our reset buttons to relax and de-stress. And, honestly, who couldn’t be doing with a bit of de-stressing at this hectic, festive time of year?

VETS4PETS

Your local veterinary practice Vets4Pets first opened its doors in Ayrshire twelve years ago when it welcomed patients to its Allison Street practice in Ayr. Six years later, it reinforced its commitment to the county by opening a second practice at the Riverway Retail Park in Irvine.Now, pets and their owners are also welcome at…

Autumn in Ayrshire

What to do during this magical season Shirley Husband What does autumn in Ayrshire bring to mind for you? Is it woodland walks with your family through crunchy, colourful leaves? Brisk walks on the beach in cosy clothes? Or do you like to spend time with the kids crafting, cooking, or reading?One thing most children…

A River Irvine Ramble

Linda Brown Days are getting shorter. Darker afternoons beckon. Nights are fair drawing in. Autumn has officially arrived.But, as the seasons change, there’s still plenty to see, admire and photograph while out walking.Camera at the ready, I’m striding along the path which runs alongside the River Irvine between Newmilns and Galston in East Ayrshire. It’s…

Pumpkins Galore!

Get ready for Dowhill’s Pumpkin Fest Gill Sherry This year’s Pumpkin Festival at Dowhill Farm, Turnberry, takes place from 14th to 22nd October where you can not only choose your perfect pumpkin but also test your orienteering skills in the maize maze, dig your own vegetables and try your hand at a whole new form…

The Coo Shed

Inspired by Coos!

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